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Steam Deck looks impressive; we cover the details you care about and one aspect that concerns us.

Plus, how Microsoft just gave a boost to the Linux Desktop and more.

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  • Valve has formally announced the Steam Deck — Valve has now formally revealed the Steam Deck, a portable handheld gaming console powered by a new version of their Linux-based SteamOS operating system.
  • Valve Making Linux Anti-Cheat a Reality for Steam Deck Launch — Valve's newly-announced Steam Deck has a nice bonus for Linux gamers — it's helping to improve Linux anti-cheat by working with Easy Anti-Cheat and BattlEye to provide Proton support for their software.
  • Steam Deck FAQ: 31 Big Questions Answered - YouTube
  • First Hands-On With Valve’s Handheld Gaming PC - YouTube
  • Steam Deck :: Tech Specs
  • Valve has confirmed to me that we will have access to the Arch repository
  • Gabe Newell expects Steam Deck to sell ‘millions of units’ — "Our view is, if we're doing this right, we're going to be selling these in millions of units, and it's clearly going to be establishing a product category that ourselves and other PC manufacturers are going to be able to participate in."
  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-18 Officially Released — Ubuntu Touch OTA-18 is here as a maintenance update that plugs various annoyances and bugs to make the entire Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system more stable and reliable.
  • Amazon’s Elasticsearch fork OpenSearch hits prime time — Amazon has launched the first production-ready version of its Elasticsearch fork OpenSearch. This comes six months after Amazon’s AWS first revealed plans to fork Elasticsearch
  • Introducing OpenSearch
  • OpenSearch reaches 1.0 milestone
  • Windows 365 Cloud PC — Securely stream your Windows experience—including your personalized apps, content, and settings—from the Microsoft cloud to any device with your Windows 365 Cloud PC. Available August 2.
  • Microsoft reveals $31 per user per month price tag — Microsoft isn't sharing pricing for its just-announced Windows 365/ Cloud PC service until early August. But the pricing of one of its lower-end SKUs seemingly has leaked already.
  • Introducing a new era of hybrid personal computing — Windows 365 supports your business apps—Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Platform—line of business apps, and more. With Windows 365, we also stand by our promise of app compatibility with App Assure, a service that helps customers with 150 or more users fix any app issues they might run into at no additional cost.
  • Microsoft is bringing Windows to a web browser, and it will work on iPad and the Mac — Microsoft unveiled a new service called Windows 365, and it makes it possible for users to run a full version of Windows in a web browser on any device.


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